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not how we tackle our deficit. >> the pressure now mounting on joe biden with the kentucky clash just over 24 hours away. can he seal the deal or is he facing a mission impossible? even with the a-team linking arms the president's campaign is sticking by its own balance plan and calling reinforcements to gear up. >> i would tell them to take whatever nervous energy they have and whatever hand wringing they will do over the next 24 to 48 hours and put that into a real effort to get this president re-elected. the president can't do it by himself. >> obama has to stand and deliver and nobody can do it for him. >> can the president recover? >> right. >> can he come back and be president on the stage with the contender mitt romney? >> how great is it for barack obama, look at this positively, he's the underdog now. the president of the united states is now the underdog. >> mitt romney will be stump thing hour in battleground ohio with the fiery surrogate chris christie who will be bringing what some on the left call his own jersey shore brand of gtl. go tell lies. meanwhile, romney's
would add to the deficit and romney insists it is absolutely not true. >> he said if he says it's not true, then it's not true. okay. >> reporter: in battleground ohio, president obama insists mitt romney's tax cut will add $5 trillion to the deficit. >> if it's true that it's not going to add to the deficit, that leaves only one option and that's asking middle class families to foot bill. >> reporter: the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is obviously inaccurate and wrong. >> reporter: romney also in ohio mocked the obama campaign's mocking his plan to cut funds for pbs. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> he's focused on saving big bird. kind of a strange thing in my view because you see i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs. >> reporter: sesame's street now asked the obama campaign to pull the big bird ad, yet there are weightier questions here as congress looks in to whether the u.s. was warned of the deadly libya attack. >> twice in the six month lead up, you had bombings at our compound there in benghazi and it's 9/11 in libya. what other
dust of trickle-down economics will somehow erase any damage to the deficit or hold harmless the middle class -- it is a mirage. it is not realistic. the broader issues of tax reform are something that very much interest the president of united states, but has always -- his approach is always that everyone has to pay their fair share, everyone has to pay their -- everyone has to get a fair shot. in the debate he is having with the election and has been having with republicans on capitol hill, if we take a balanced approach that includes increased revenues by asking millionaires and billionaires to pay a little bit more, we can reduce our deficit significantly -- $4 trillion -- while making sure that the middle class does not have its taxes go up and making sure that we invest in education and infrastructure and innovation. the alternative choice that has been presented is that we should lower taxes for millionaires and billionaires and in order to pay for that, we have to turn medicare into a voucher program. we have to get investments in education and innovation, research and developme
of a target, talking about the deficit and spending. you see the slogan we can't afford four more years like the last four years. governor romney has been ham thaerg home in recent days. we expect him to do the same again tonight. >> how is the prep going for the next debate? any ideas as to a change in strategy there? >> well, milissa, i can tell you they've been essentially prepping for this second debate, which is a town hall format for more than a year. governor romney did dos of town halls, particularly in the early primary states like new hampshire where you have rambunctious comments from a variety of folks. that is something he was very comfortable with. in the last few days they've been doing telephone town halls with voters in places like ohio and iowa. this morning they started a more formal prep. rob portman of ohio who has run high marks for his portrayal of governor obama in governor romney's first prep debate sessions arrived late last night. this morning they did a full debate session prep session. we expect to see a lot more of that in the weeks leading up to the debate. thi
leprosy to the deficit? >> i think that's his you view. >> so that was a fair interaction. >> one of the problems we have is sort of the jumpiness. andrew sullivan finds a poll, freaks out, and you kind of got to tell him to fall back, and i saw at least on buzz feed they originally ran with the big headline that ryan stormed out of this interview and then people said, well, he ended it early. you get caught up on those kerfuffles. it's a clear illustration of his view. i don't think he was out of line in the way he answered the question. he pointed only to charities to solve these problems. there's reames of research that shows local charities do great work but they cannot conquer the kind of issue that is were on the table there. >> i don't know, to that point, the specific elements of the ryan budget as voted through the house for the fiscal period up to 2013 actually would eviscerate pell grants, kill support of -- whas it called safe start -- head start, and all these provithss for people in low income families where crime is often very high in areas where crime is often very
out today show mitt romney with a double-digit deficit in his running mate's home state. we will give you the latest spread on that. >>> but first, which president obama is preparing to emerge at the next debate? we'll talk to his campaign's vice chairwoman, next. this is msnbc. ♪ most paints have color that sits on the surface. but nothing beats benjamin moore's color lock technology that locks color right in, no matter how often you wash it. color lock technology. exclusively from your benjamin moore retailer. find your perfect color with a buy one, get one pint offer. visit benjaminmoore.com/promo. >>> well, mitt romney is not backing off of his attacks of president obama's economic policies, no matter what the latest jobs report says. he told a florida crowd last night that the president is out of ideas and says wednesday's debate proved that. >> he got a chance to explain his jobs program. how he's going to create new jobs in america. did you hear what he had to say? i didn't either. i kept looking for a specific plan as to what he was going to do to create jobs. i heard more o
of the major stumbling blocks which i've pointed out people have bought on to the theory as part of deficit reduction we ought to lower the top rate on the highest income people. you lose a ton of revenue there and you can't make it up unless you squeeze the middle class. so if you're going to start out by saying the first thing we do is lower the rate from say 35 to 28 as simpson-bowles does or 25 as ryan does it's virtually impossible do deficit reduction without hurting the middle class. my suggestion intended to break this deadlock, this gridlock we've had on getting a budget deal for the last year and a half, let's get off this thing that the first thing we do is say we're going to lower the top rate. in the presidential campaign, the president's campaigning on letting the rate on the highest income people go back to where it was in the clinton years, that makes sense. now some republicans are saying yeah, we may have to do that. that's the way to get a deal done. instead of the kind of gridlock we've had so far. >> now, one of the other issues is the fiscal cliff and the gang of eight
. >> it is an alluring prospect to cut taxes on the wealthiest people, reduce the deficit, but the mass dictates you cannot have it all. the arithmetic, as president clinton said. the reality is, any path forward that promises to cut rates will fail to reduce the deficit or fail to protect the middle class from a net tax increase. you can at most achieve two of these goals. anyone pushing a plan purporting to accomplish all three is not telling the truth. the sooner we are honest with ourselves about this, the easier it will be to negotiate an actual compromise on taxes and on deficit reduction. host: senator charles schumer, democrat, new york, yesterday, talking about these negotiations on the so-called fiscal cliff. the gang of eight is trying to come up with some alternative plan to address that. we're spending a couple more minutes here, one or two more phone calls about the supreme court hearing the affirmative action case. they are going to release the audio of the arguments on friday after 1:00 p.m. we will put that up and air that on friday. go to c-span.org for more details about when all
where we can compromise and come to the middle and we must do that. we have a huge deficit and like i said earlier, a little amnesia how we got there but we are there and we have to deal with this. it's a must do and for the good of the country and same as senator, as tom, excuse me. i didn't mean to relegate you to senator. but i have children and grandchildren and we have got to do some things right for the future of this country. it's a privilege for us, all of us in this country. >> moderator: along those same lines congress and boswell what is the most important things that you think, the most important thing congress can do that would stimulate job growth or lift the overall economy? boswell: right now we are an agriculture stated we are much more. we are certainly in agriculture state and we don't have a farm bill. it comes up every five years and it's very important to iowa and all of the crop bearing fire for producing states in the middle was an across the country. we have to have a farm bill and there have been political posturing. the speaker -- mr. latham's best friend i'
the city's $300 million budget deficit without raising taxes and fees this year. in his annual budget speech, emanuel took aim at chicago's pensions, warning that without reform, the city could raise property taxes in the future by as much as 150%. that is tough news. >> that is tough sledding. in "the wall street journal," the deaths of four americans on the attack on the consulate in benghazi sparked political fighting during hearings on capitol hill yesterday. security officials charged with protecting the compound testified that requests to keep an american military team in libya were denied. and that protection was cut in the weeks leading up to the deadly assault. >> we were fighting a losing battle. we couldn't even keep what we had. we were not even allowed to keep what we had. >> it was abundantly clear, we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. >> this story is going to just grow. and it's looking very, very bad for the administration and the decisions that were made to cut security there. state department officials have said that keeping the tea
. bush left office eight years later we had a $1 trillion deficit. republicans doubled the national debt from 5 trillion to 10, 11 trillion. barack obama has taken the 11 trillion to 16, 17 trillion. under his own proposals and his own projections, that national debt will go over 20 trillion by the time he leaves office. both parties have been reckless and irresponsible. >> so is there any way to reduce it here in the u.s. without extreme austerity measures? >> well, we're going to see what happens when we reach the fiscal cliff. i think there is a way. >> are we going over that cliff? >> i don't think so. >> do you think they're going to come together before january 2nd? >> only because you're going to have enough ceos and people who contribute to democrats and republicans alike that go, kids, kids, come here. come here. let's gather around. we're going to stop supporting you if you don't stop acting so reckless. they've got no choice. the markets are going to kill us. you know, right now we've got again 16, $17 trillion national debt. this past year. every dime that we took in as a gov
jobs, around deficit, around education. that's how they are making their case to women. >> well, it's interesting, governor romney was asked again in ohio yesterday to clarify his stance. let me play his latest response. >> i think i've said time and again, i'm a pro life candidate and i'll be a pro life candidate. the actions i'll take immediately will be to remove funding for planned parenthood. >> so, mark, that comment comes after several articles pointed out that conservative women organization, particularly susan b. anthony, have basically put out a letter calling out governor romney on his pledge to fight for legislation that is favorable to where they stand on the battle for abortion. >> tamron, we did see from governor romney a market shift in tone in his comments to the des moines register. >> is it being too kind to say a shift in tone? >> that is the way you look at it. he was talking about legislation before him. clearly that is something he wouldn't have said during the republican primary season, something he would have been attacked for. despite that resistance, tamro
said no to the keystone pipeline. i asked more questions like why was it with a trillion dollar deficit, he found it in his -- in his heart to put $90 billion into green energy companies that in many cases were contributors to his campaign. at least the owners of those businesses were. and why was it with what he had promised during his campaign, that health insurance premiums he would bring down by $2,500 a year, instead they went up by $2,500 a year. you know, i know we've heard his answers over the campaign. had he says look you can't fix washington from the inside, only do it from the outside. we're going to give him that chance, all right. >> that was mitt romney at a rally in richmond, virginia, karen finney some sharp words. >> not unexpected. >> not unexpected at all. >> i'll start first with benghazi, which we didn't talk about earlier and which we will talk about now. mitt romney clearly sees an opening here, foreign policy wise to hit the president. said that president is doubling down on denial in his remarks just a moment ago. let's talk about how the vice president handled
's deficit. now the obama camp released a new tongue and cheek ad casting the star as a criminal mastermind. will it be infective? take a look and decide for yourself. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, gluttons of greed. and the man who towered over him. one man who has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stopt subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on enemies no matter where they nest. >> with the presidential election four weeks away, there is new polling out. it shows the race between president obama and mitt romney closer than ever. tracie potts has more on that from washington. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. mitt romney is going to iowa today to a family farm before heading off to ohio where we'll hear his repeat his new campaign line. mitt romney has a new campaign line today. >> hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: we first heard it in the foreign policy speech monday. he argues, pr
at the same time they're lecturing people about the deficit. we need to deal with the deficit and the folks at the very top should go back to paying the same rate they did during the clinton administration. when we had 20 million jobs created and the economy was doing great. so i thought this was a great night in exposing the really clear choice for the american people. you've got one guy who comes from scranton, pennsylvania. he's a fighter for the middle class. his policies back him up. you have another ticket that discovered the expression middle class in the last six months on the campaign trail. that was really clear. >> congressman chris van hollen of maryland. thank you very much for joining us tonight, sir. we know you're busy and a lot yet do. good luck winding down from being paul ryan, sir. i will say what you just saw there from congressman chris van hollen if you contrast that with us talking to david plouffe last week after the presidential debate and see the sort of democratic buoyancy out of this, what everybody said going into this was the democrats were looking for somethi
the deficit while keeping us safe. we're not fighting china. we're not fighting a coalition of nations. e we're fighting, at best, some terrorists in the world. the best thing for that is special operating forces as president obama has shown with the killing of osama bin laden. this is insanity. he's operating on a cold war music sheet. >> cornell, what do you make of donald rumsfeld giving his endorsement to mitt romney's foreign policy speech today? >> that's sort of like having a till of the hen and tl them they are doing all right. donald rumsfeld has zero credibility with me. he would never regain it. >> what about all these bushies who are around mitt romney? john bolten, he talks very recklessly when he talks about containing iran. he scares a lot of people with his rhetoric. does he really believe it and do you think that romney would be influenced by that kind of conversation? >> i think he would, and i think john bolten will be in this administration in some capacity. john will make sure he's in this administration should romney win. the man scares me to death. he would e defeat al
they went to iowa and ohio. two states that had the biggest deficits predebate and that's where he is today to see if he can basically get those back. >> i thought what was interesting, we're starting to see obama hit more than one state in one day. >> i didn't know he was capable of that. >> if you look at iowa and you look at ohio, what romney could feel optimistic about is that although he hastrailed, there's still a conversation about the economy and national debt. despite the lower unm employment rates than nationally. i if the candidate performs the way he did in the debate in terms of explaining for himself what he wants to do he has a chance to make up ground because it is fertile territory for him. >> it's a matter of how he performs. >> and obama under performed his campaign at the debates, the question is can the campaign apparatus measure up to romney the candidate. and does romney the candidate stay the guy we saw on saturday night. >> just when we think we have a game changing moment that something else happens, and these polls showing a romney advantage, i still don't think w
started grilling him, a promise it will be deficit neutral and very vague promise it will be paid for. so chris wallace said as loop holes and deductions, that's sort of the key. and ryan basically said i don't have the time to get into all the math. >> now, now -- let me put you right there, steve. not joe biden, the vice president pacing him thursday night. he couldn't even get specifics there. the exchange between he and chris wallace on fox news. >> here's what we're saying -- >> we'll get to the deductions but the cut in tax rates. >> it's lower -- >> how much does that cost? >> it's revenue neutral. >> it's not neutral unless you take away the deduction. i'll get to that in a second. lowering the tax rately difference. >> >> you haven't give me the math. >> well i don't have the time -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> it would take me too long to explain the math. this is a fox news sank ore saying you haven't given me the math. if he can't deal with that on a friendly station, how will he go up against vice president joe biden
partner hood funding. apparently this along with big bird is driving the deficits. >> in the spotlight tonight, the women's vote. mitt romney has made it clear that as president he would cut funding for planned parenthood. here's what else he said he would do as president on reproductive rights. >> i hope to appoint justices to the supreme court that will follow the law in the constitution and it would be my preference that they reverse roe v. wade and they return to the people and the elected representatives with regards to this important issue. >> today, mitt romney's etch a sketch told him to say this. there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. this, as new polling finds that mitt romney' making up some ground with women voters. last month president obama held an 18-point lead among women in a pew poll and now the candidates appear tied at 47%. he said here there's no legislation that he's contemplating. you don't have to contemplate legislation when you put in those supreme court justices who are going to over turn ro
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for oil and gas. why it was with a deficit of a trillion dollar, record-breaking dell sit, that he spent $90 billion sending money to green energy companies, some of whom had contributors that had given to his campaign. i got to ask him why it was that he had promised health insurance premiums would go down by $2,000 per family and yet they've gone up by $2,000 per family and the only ansz he had a few weeks ago was this. jose, you know you kent change washington from the inside. we're going to change it from the outsiechld we're going to give him that chance on november 6th. [ cheers and applause ] >> and i've got more questions now, of course. we may get a chance to ask these as well. why it is with 47 million people on food stamps -- you think about that. when he took office, there were 32 million people on food stamps. he's now add 15 million more, all right? more than the population of ohio. the income of the median family in america has gone down by $4,300 per family. in times like this, what is he talking about? saving big bird. when i'm president i'm going to help save the americ
the deficit, and that's going to fall on middle-class families so it's a question of philosophy here, whether you think there is enough and other things he says he'll do to cut spending in the budget to make up the money that would be lost in revenue from that 20% across the board tax cut or whether you believe that the plan that president obama is saying to say that there should be cut for middle-class taxes, extension for bush tax cuts for those making under $250,000 and not for others and that that money should be used to make up the revenue there. >> lori, there was also a dispute add to whether ryan would have voted for plan that would have raised out-of-pocket cost. take a listen. >> who do you trust on this? a man who introduce add bill that would raise it $6,400 a year. knowing it, passing it, and romney saying -- >> that stay tiks tick was completely misleading. >> those are the fact, right? >> this is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on. >> so prp says ryan's plan would have cost $6,400 more. ryan calls that completely misleading as you saw there. who's right
? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> in june of last year, bloomberg news polled americans on their views of various republican political figures across the country. they found that the single most unpopular republican in america at that time, last summer, was former alaska governor sarah palin. the second most unpopular republican was former house speaker newt gingrich. and rounding out the top three, the republican with the third worst net favorability rating in the entire country, was a back bench congressman from wisconsin named paul ryan. paul ryan at that point had never run for national o
-point deficit. but then friday's strong jobs report could turn that around. i'm joined now by gallup poll editor in chief frank newport. frank, good to see you. good morning. >> good morning! >> okay, so, let me know what you think. how's the race shaping up? how much have we seen? how much have you been able to poll up to this point? >> boy, we're studying the numbers. in fact, we're just looking at the numbers from last night, which we're adding to our rolling average which we will report out at 1:00 today at gallup.com. our view of the race is that romney definitely got a significant boost on thursday and friday of last week. and by the way, that's probably what was picked up for the most part in that pew poll that was discussed. >> okay. >> but when we monitor our data from saturday and sunday, and now just looking at the numbers from last night, obama is picking back up again. so, we think that that continuation of a huge move by romney is not in the data. so, overall, we would say it's looking like the race is, among registered voters, still tilting slightly in obama's direction. among lik
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